We have a new paper -two years in the making - where we showed evidence for introgression from an African archaic hominin to the ancestors of modern humans. This is a relatively big and, I have to admit, a serendipitous finding, corroborating the emerging notion that an "interbreeding bonanza" has shaped our ancestors. I do … Continue reading New paper: Of archaic admixture in Africa, cherries, and serendipity
Our very won Marie was featured in UBNow - Hope that this would be the first of many great stories.
A new Açık Bilim story about DNA from ancient dental plaques, mostly based on this paper. If you read Turkish, enjoy. 🙂
Omer recently got a story published in the popular Turkish Science online magazine 'Açık Bilim'. It is mostly a popular retelling of this paper. If you read Turkish, enjoy. 🙂
We are now officially affiliated with Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology, which involve multidisciplinary research and many outstanding colleagues. This is a pretty nice framework for students that want to undertake anthropological fieldwork and archaeogenetics research. Also, very interesting and high-profile international seminar series is a plus.
T24'de genetik çeşitlilik üzerine bir söyleşi yaptık Hazal Özvarış ile. Biraz dallanıp budaklansa da, sanıyorum bazı ana temaları isabetli bir şekilde sunabildik. Söyleşiye buradan ulaşabilirsiniz. Bu vesile ile Ekşi Sözlük'te yerimi almış oldum. 🙂
Thanks to the very nice organization by Will Kinney and others, there was an awesome symposium about "Origins" in the broader sense. It was open to the public. We had a lot fun and a very interesting range of discussions. You can find some information, as well as the slides for the talks here -
Thanks to efforts of Sara, Daniel and Brandon - Everything is functioning like clockwork (an analog one that you have to recalibrate once in a while - :)) - So, here is our first gel electrophoresis result of a small copy number variable exonic locus.
We are now affliated iwth the Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (EEB) in University at Buffalo. This may be a good opportunity for graduate students and visiting scientists interested in evolutionary/anthropological genomics to interact with our group. So, we are looking forward to working with the EEB folk in the coming years. Also, Omer will … Continue reading The lab is now affiliated with Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
Bilim kazanı için İlker ve Aysu ile uzunca bir muhabbet ettik. Tatlı dillerinden ayrılıp da eve dönmem gece yarısı 1'i buldu. Ama galiba ayırdığımız 5 saate değdi. İnsanı insan yapan nedir diye sorduk - Dinlemek için basın buraya. Bu arada iyice yaşlandığımı tasdikleyecek ama, FatBoy Slim'in şu klibini hatırlamadım değil... 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub747pprmJ8